The Years of Breaking
Breaking apart. Breaking down. Written over the course of nine years, The Years of Breaking explores a chronological healing process through postpartum psychosis, grief, miscarriage, sexual assault, and trauma.
While it is the narrative of the author, Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei, and a testament of her experience, the pieces string together a beautiful and heart-breaking story that many can relate to. It is the story of a soul that falls apart completely, digs into the darkness, and finds life on the other side of fear.
The acknowledgement that she is me and I am her, allowing your breath to linger at the core of the earth, and pulling the pieces of yourself back home. There is always light amidst the darkness, and hope shines through in The Years of Breaking.